Connie Stevens

News Director for WVTF/RADIO IQ & Virginia Public Radio

Connie began working at WVTF in 1990, after contributing to the news department via Virginia News Network. She later moved to television news, as a reporter and anchor at WDBJ.  She then joined the faculty at Radford University, where she taught media studies for several years.

Connie holds a B.S. in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Hollins University.  

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Law & Crime
5:17 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Former Gov. McDonnell & Wife Indicted on Federal Charges

Just weeks after leaving the Governor’s mansion, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been indicted for illegally accepting gifts and loans during his tenure.

The 14-count, 43-page  federal indictment details how the couple accepted more than $135,000  in gifts, loans and trips from the former CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams, also a political donor.

In exchange, the indictment claims the Governor and his office were helping promote the company’s struggling dietary supplement business and attempted to conceal the scheme.

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Memorializing the Former Leader
12:18 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

W&L Politics Professor Shares Thoughts on Mandela

Tyler Dickovick, Washington & Lee

World leaders gathered today for Nelson Mandela’s mass memorial---  and a Washington and Lee professor has followed the events in South Africa with particular interest.

Tyler Dickovick specializes in African politics, and has done significant research on the former president’s role in erasing justice and inequality.  Dickovick says Mandela’s story has significant meaning in the classroom for any student of politics or social sciences.

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Law & Crime
11:10 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Senator Creigh Deeds: Authorities Consider Case Possible Attempted Murder & Suicide

State Senator Creigh Deeds is now listed in good condition at UVA Medical Center after being stabbed multiple times in the head and torso  at his Bath County home Tuesday morning. 

Police were called to the home just before 7:30.  The Senator’s 24-year-old son, Gus, is dead of a gunshot wound. 

Authorities say at this stage in the investigation, they're looking at the altercation as an attempted murder and suicide.

Deeds, who is 55, has served the 25th district since 2001.

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Arts & Culture
7:40 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Hollins University is going all Steinway

After a ten-year effort, Hollins University now joins George Mason, James Madison, and Radford Universities to share in the distinction of being an “All-Steinway School.”  Hollins now has 25 of the coveted Steinway pianos, after today’s delivery of five grand and two upright pianos.

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Voting Rights Act
6:21 am
Wed June 26, 2013

W&L Professor Weighs In on Voting Rights Decision

Christopher B. Seaman, Assistant Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University

Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University, provides background and context to this week's landmark Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act.

Seaman is the author of two journal articles on the Voting Rights Act, including "An Uncertain Future for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act: The Need for a Revised Bailout System," which was published in the Saint Louis University Public Law Review in 2010.

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